First run of Vol II labs 1, 7-11 completed

I finished off lab 11 yesterday, and I plan to repeat the above 6 labs a few times as it covers a wide spectrum of different technologies. I marked myself just like INE would mark me. i.e. NO PART CREDIT. You get a tiny thing wrong in a subsection, you get ZERO. So yes I had a few zeros. What I’d like to do is show you how I did on each, and then see where I failed at miserably. This at least shows me where my weak points are.

INE labs are rated from 6/10 – 10/10 in difficulty. The real lab is apparently around a 7-8/10 in difficulty. There is only a single VolII lab marked as 10/10

These are the sections I got zero on in each of the labs:

Lab 1 – difficulty rating 6/10 (50/79)

  • 2.2; 2.3; 4.1; 6.3; 6.4; 7.3; 7.7; 8.1 and 8.4

Lab 7 – difficult rating 9/10 – (47/79)

  • 1.2; 2.2; 2.3; 2.5; 7.4; 7.5; 7.6 and 7.7

Lab 8 – difficult rating 8/10 – (62/79)

  • 2.4; 2.5; 5.1; 6.3; 7.3 and 8.2

Lab 9 – difficulty rating 8/10 (60/79)

  • 2.3; 5.1; 5.3; 6.3; 7.6 and 8.5

Lab 10 – difficult rating 8/10 (49/79)

  • 2.6; 2.9; 5.1; 5.3; 6.1; 6.2; 6.3; 6.6 and 8.2

Lab 11 – difficult rating 9/10 – (42/79)

  • 1.2; 1.3; 2.2; 3.1; 4.2; 5.3; 5.4; 6.2; 7.1; 8.1; 8.3 and 8.4

For those who have not used INE’s labs, the sections are divided up like so:

  • Section 1 – Layer2
  • Section 2 – IGP and BGP
  • Section 3 – IPv6
  • Section 4 – MPLS
  • Section 5 – Multicasting
  • Section 6 – Security
  • Section 7 – Services
  • Section 8 – QoS

So if we count the sections together where I get a zero I get this:

  • Layer2 – 3
  • IGP and BGP – 11
  • IPv6 – 1
  • MPLS – 2
  • Multicast – 7
  • Security – 9
  • Services – 9
  • QoS – 8

Now of course, different labs have different amounts of tasks per section, so it’s not a perfect show of where I’ve gone wrong. However what it does show is that my Layer2, IPv6 and MPLS are all pretty good. My IGP and BGP are both pretty good as well, but I lost a lot of points with redistribution. When I fix that part I’ll be a lot better. Multicast has always been a bit difficult for me as I simply don’t use it all that much. I am improving a lot with it though.

I did poorly with security because there is a lot to know. You need to know all kinds of ACLs/CBAC/IOS Firewall/Zone Based Firewall. As above I am getting better with this stuff.

Services encomposes so many different things. I need to learn how to find things in the DocCD quicker so I can refer to that come lab day. Know the basics of what can and cannot be done and then get the actual syntax from the DocCD.

Finally QoS. With the CCIE lab you need to know all the old legacy QoS models for frame-relay, as well a MQC (which is easy) and then 3560 QoS which is a bit complicated. I’ll go over the QoS section of Vol1 again.

I’ll be doing all the above labs again as soon as I get the chance as we’ll see how my scores improve after round 2 :)

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